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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH glibc 1/4] glibc: Perform rseq(2) registration at nptl init and thread creation (v4)
----- On Jan 14, 2019, at 2:37 PM, Florian Weimer fweimer@redhat.com wrote:

> * Mathieu Desnoyers:
>
>> ----- On Jan 14, 2019, at 10:55 AM, Florian Weimer fweimer@redhat.com wrote:
>>
>>> * Mathieu Desnoyers:
>>>
>>>> Therefore, both symbols will end up in
>>>> sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/Versions.
>>>
>>> I'm not sure what you mean by that. The physical location in the
>>> directory tree has little effect on which shared object the symbol is
>>> placed in; that will need other changes.
>>
>> I'm currently moving the symbol definitions to csu/rseq-sym.c. On Linux,
>> its content is overridden by a new sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/rseq-sym.c
>> which contains both __rseq_abi and __rseq_refcount symbols. On other
>> platforms, it is a stub file.
>
> You don't need a stub file if you use the “ifeq ($(subdir),csu)”
> construct.

OK

>
> The other question is whether this belongs into the csu subdirectory.
> Since TLS is not available in ld.so, the initialization would have to
> happen rather late, after relocation, but before ELF constructors are
> run.
>
> (A side effect is that the rseq area would not be usable from IFUNC
> resolvers.)

Do you have a specific directory location in mind where we should put
the built object ? e.g. "ifeq ($(subdir),posix)" or
"ifeq ($(subdir),misc)" ?

Moreover, from where should we call the rseq initialization ? I'm having
trouble with invalid system calls parameters if I place it in
LIBC_START_MAIN() just before or after the call to __pthread_initialize_minimal.
I get what appears to be invalid parameters to sys_rseq, possibly due to
stack corruption (?). I'm investigating at the moment. But if you prefer
we call the rseq init from elsewhere, please let me know.

Thanks,

Mathieu

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Mathieu Desnoyers
EfficiOS Inc.
http://www.efficios.com

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